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Causes: man-made industrial chemicals

Causes: man-made industrial chemicals

(Image: Nicholas Hippert)

Man-made industrial chemicals

Summary

Fig. 1: Sulphur hexafluoride atmospheric concentrations 1994-2000. (Image: NOAA Global Monitoring Lab.)

SF6, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, PFCs, and others

Fig. 2 Chemical that contribute to warming the atmosphere. Click on the image to be taken to the NOAA page to see the latest measurements. (Image: NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory)

Explainers

Global Warming Potential (GWP):

Is the heat absorbed by any greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, as a multiple of the heat that would be absorbed by the same mass of carbon dioxide (CO2). This is sometimes written as eCO2 or e-CO2.


References and further reading